Airport World - Joe Bates

Flying taxis are a step closer to reality today following the opening of the world’s first fully operational demonstration hub for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles such as air taxis and autonomous cargo drones.

Air-One, as it has been named by creator, Urban-Air Port, is located in the heart of Coventry in the UK and, with the backing of the British government and US eVTOL manufacturer Supernal, will be operational for at least one month.

Crime-fighting police drones and heavy cargo delivery drones the size of a single bed will be among the first vehicles to fly from the site, whose opening Urban-Air boldly claims heralds a new age of zero-emission, low-congestion urban transport.

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